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From the Archive: The Saturday Rumpus Essay: I Left My Heart in Taos

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You might gasp. You might gasp and your heart slips out. You whisper and let red willows drift toward the river.

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Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue in H Minor

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I want a PhD in how to want, effortlessly, to be alive.

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The Alienation of an Irish Abortion

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Was it a dream? A nightmare? I felt like I’d been sold a lie. There was no husband or caring partner, no safe home or solid income. Just me, pregnant and alone, in an abortion clinic with my rapist.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Leaving Deficit

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Feathers are a gift and flexible protein. Mom put down tobacco and ran her fingers over its exposed parts. She told me the salmon run is coming and this bird would have wanted for nothing.

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